alt. form voice bridge: A system which multiple users connect to via telephone, which acts as a repeater to create a teleconference.

A voice bridge has many advantages over standard telephone-based conferencing (Call person one, conference call person two, etc...). Among these are:

  • The moderator does not need to know all of the phone numbers of all of the participants. The participants can connect in from wherever they are.
  • The conference can begin without the moderator dialing everyone in.
  • The moderator can leave without killing the conference.

An audio bridge does, however, have some disadvantages:

  • Some systems do not allow the conference to start without the moderator.
  • Anyone with the phone number of the bridge and the conference number can join the conference, and eavesdrop, or DOS the conference.